Director, Learning Development Centre
Susannah leads the Learning Development Centre and champions learning and teaching development across the University and externally. Her current research focuses on leadership and change management in relation to learning development, online learning communities and strategies for the implementation of online learning environments. Susannah is also Chair and a founder member of the steering group of the Heads of E-Learning Forum (HeLF), a national organisation in the UK to provide a network for e-learning managers and lobby national agencies, and sits on the Pro Vice Chancellor Network Special Interest Group for e-learning. She has undertaken consultancy work for other Universities and national agencies including the Centre for Excellence in Leadership and the Leadership Foundation.
Senior Lecturer in Educational Development
Patrick's academic background lies in the disciplines of psychology, sociology and organisational studies, but since joining City in 2005, he has worked in the field of educational development and higher education studies. Patrick is Module Leader for two modules of the MA Academic Practice (the Mentoring and Dissertation modules). He wrote or co-wrote several other modules on the programme, and was its longest serving Programme Director for some five years. He is also the LDC School Liaison Officer for the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences. Patrick's research interests include academic integrity and plagiarism prevention, assessment, and curriculum and sustainability, as well as areas connecting higher education and the workplace, such as organisational culture and the psychological contract. He is developing a growing portfolio of publications in these areas and has presented at a range of national and international conferences. He has a great deal of international experience, having designed international postgraduate and distance learning programmes, and taught in South East Asia, China, the Americas, and the Caribbean, amongst other places.
Patrick has a BA (Joint Hons.) Psychology & Sociology, and an MSc Information Technology. He is mid-way through a PhD in Educational Research, supervised through Lancaster University. He has various other teaching and language qualifications.
Patrick undertakes a number of roles for the Society for Research (SRHE) and co-chaired its Newer Researchers' Conference for three years. He has worked with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in a number of capacities, and is also a Fellow of the HEA.
Senior Educational Developer
Anise works within the blended learning team. Her areas of interest include change management, evaluation, coaching and the use of educational technologies on campus and online. Anise has an MSc (distinction) in Information Science from City University London and an MA Interdisciplinary Gender Studies from Warwick University. Anise can be found on Twitter @aniseb
Senior Educational Developer
Annemarie is involved in setting the strategic direction for the blended learning work at City University. Her areas of interest include project setting and project management, managing teams and project groups, and both the virtual and physical taught space.
Annemarie has an MSc (distinction) in Electronic Publishing from City University London.
Annemarie can be found on Twitter @cancienne.
Lecturer in Educational Development
In addition to working within the Academic Team at the LDC, Siân is LDC academic liaison for the Cass Business School; Siân supports Cass academic staff across several areas of their teaching and learning activities, and specialises in writing learning outcomes, designing assessments and advising staff on how to embed learning technologies into their curricula. Siân is module leader and tutor on the LDC's MA in Academic Practice programme, teaching the baseline module for the programme in addition to the Student Support and Personal Tutoring module.Siân further supports all staff in the use of the Clickers / Personal Response System (PRS).
Siân has been researching and supporting learning and teaching within Higher Education since 2008. Siân holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from Royal Holloway University of London and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
In 2008 Siân co-founded the HEA-funded 'Engaging Students Through In-Class Technology' (ESTICT) national special interest group. Sian is also co-convenor for the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) Newer Researchers' Network and annual conference.
Siân's current research focuses on the role of educational technologies in transforming classroom teaching and mobile learning strategies, evaluating educational development programmes for HE teaching staff through to exploring and supporting the PhD student experience.
Sian can be found on Twitter @sianylindsay.
Learning Development Consultant
Olivia is part of the school liaison team for Schools of Social Sciences and Arts, co-chair of the Educational Technology Community (ETC) and module co-ordinator for Technology Enabled Academic Practice module on the MAAP. Areas of interest include; blended learning, development of online communities and online assessment.
Olivia has worked at City University in a variety of roles since 2005 and is in the final year of the Masters in Academic Practice programme at City University London.
Learning Development Consultant
Rae is part of the school liaison team for learning technologies for the City Law School. Also supports and teaches on the Masters in Academic Practice specifically on the Professional and Personal Development Module and Curriculum, Design and Evaluation Module.
Areas of interest cover; Curriculum design, blended learning, learning environment, learning spaces, Personal Development Planning (PDP), Career Coaching, virtual learning environments and social media.
Rae has a degree in Law with a postgraduate diploma in Academic Practice and Career Counselling. Rae is currently undertaking her dissertation in Self-Directed Learning. Rae has professional experience of managing several projects across the University from PDP, Pods to Learning Spaces. Rae comes from a professional career coaching background.
Learning Development Service Manager
Keri manages the support team who are responsible for event management, marketing, communications and administrative activities within the Learning Development Centre. Areas of interest include; project management, statistical analysis/evaluation and event management.
Keri has a degree in Education and Sociology and has previously worked at Cass Business School having accumulated over 10 years experience within HE. Keri is also a member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA).
Learning Technology Support Officer
Steven is an Educational Consultant with expertise in video production, audio creation, video streaming and related multimedia. Based in the Media & Innovation Learning Lab (MILL), Steven runs training courses in video making, podcasting and using the MILL's TV studio as well as helping staff and schools develop their multimedia skills. He is part of the School Liaison Team for both the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (SEMS) and the School of Informatics (SOI).
Steven holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Manchester University and BA (1st class Hons) in Multimedia Design & Digital Animation from Cumbria Institute of the Arts.
An award winning animator, illustrator and programmer, Steven can be called upon for help and advice with creative projects, graphics and technical issues relating to multimedia. He is particularly interested in animation for education, augmented reality and mobile learning.
Associate Director of Learning Development Centre
Pam is the Associate Director of the Learning Development Centre, Reader in Educational Development and Programme Director for the MA Academic Practice and MPhil/PhD Professional Education.
Pam's School Liaison role is for the School of Law. Her areas of interest include curriculum design, staff development and motivation and educational development.
Pam has PhD, MA (Education), BA (Hons) Nursing and Education and is a registered Nurse and Nurse Teacher. In addition Pam is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Fellow of SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association).
Pam started her career as a nurse and then moved into Nurse education where she has spent over sixteen years prior to moving to educational development work where she has been for the last five years. Pam has experience of teaching and supervising students undertaking their research from first degree to PhD level. Pam participates in a range of activities for staff such as seminars, development days and an annual conference as well as editing the Learning@ City Journal. Pam also has a range of project management experience including as Project Manager of a four year JISC funded project on curriculum design.
Currently, Pam is the Co-Chair of the SEDA conference committee and Vice-Chair of the SEDA Executive. Pam is also a reviewer for a range of nursing and education international journals.
Pam has participated in a range of small scale research projects and has an interest in evaluative research methodologies and other qualitative methodologies. Currently Pam is involved with colleagues in some research evaluating aspects of the MA Academic Practice Programme.
Sandra is an Educational Developer with expertise in web conferencing, video & audiocontent creation and video streaming; she is part of the school liaison team for Cass Business School. Based in the Media and Innovation Learning Lab (MILL) , Sandra promotes the services of the MILL and coordinates project work on digital video, multimedia design and podcasting, including iTunes U.
Sandra has an MSc in Interactive Multimedia from Middlesex University and professional experience of managing e-learning projects in Universities and Colleges in the UK.
Sandra is a member of the conference committee for the Association of Learning Technologies (ALT) and the Video for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) special interest group, you can follow tweets at @sandraprojects.
Learning Development Support Officer
Sara works as part of the support team in the LDC, focussing specifically on the administration of the LDC's research events, programme administration for the MA in Academic Practice and financial admin, as well as acting as secretary for various committees.
Before coming to City University London in 2010, Sara worked at Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge. She has three Masters Degrees from the University of London, as well as a BA in English from the University of Cambridge. In September she will begin studying for a PhD in Shakespeare in contemporary performance at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Sara is a member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA).
Learning Development Support Officer
Tom coordinates the logistical support for MA Academic Practice, LDC events and communications.
Tom has an MA in International Politics and Human Rights, and more than 7 years professional experience in HE administration.
Tom is a member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA).
Educational Technology Project Resource Officer
Providing development and advice on a range of technologies supporting teaching and learning. One half of the LDC school liaison team for School of Health Sciences and for the Professional Services. Stef has previously worked for another UK university in their law department. Stef has a BA (Hons) in English with Archaeology. Areas of interest include: Multimedia, Video production, Moodle, Turnitin, Adobe Presenter and Connect and Semantic tools. Stef is currently studying on the MA in Academic Practice.
Senior Lecturer in Learning Development
Neal is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development and Module Leader for Technology Enabled Academic Practice (TEAP) and Information and Communication Technologies in Higher Education on the MA in Academic Practice programme. Neal is also part of the LDC school liaison team for the School of Health Sciences.
His areas of interest include blended learning, the digital researcher, impact of technology on academic roles and identities, e-portfolios, educational research, online communities.
Neal has an MA, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has 25 years experience as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University in the Arts and Humanities and Technology faculties. He has carried out research for the University of Reading in Computer Mediated Communication and has previously worked as an historian and head of sixth from.
Neal is a reviewer for the International Journal of e-portfolios (IJEP), the European Journal for E learning (EJEL), member of the network of academics and professionals of the European Distance and E learning Network (EDEN) and a regular presenter at European and international conferences on the roles and impact of technology in education. He has carried out independent consultancy work for the Human Tissue Authority and a number of other government agencies.
Currently, Neal is studying towards a PhD at City University London in the area of technology and academic practice.